Mauricio Rua vs Antonio Noguerira Betting Predictions for UFC 174

Mauricio Rua vs Antonio Rogerio Nogueira UFC Fight Night 174
Mauricio Rua vs Antonio Noguerira Betting Predictions for UFC 174

The finale of Fight Island is upon us as the UFC wraps things up in Abu Dhabi with its final event on Yas Island, UFC Fight Night 174. The main card starts at 8PM ET on July 25 and has 7 action packed fights. This includes a Light-heavyweight  clash between living legends of the sport, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Antonio Rogerio  “Lil Nog” Nogueira in what is their third fight against each other. Find out if Lil Nog can upset Shogun in our Mauricio Rua vs Antonio Nogueira Betting Predictions for UFC Fight Night 174.

Tale of the Tape

Mauricio Rua

Fighter

Antonio Nogueira

Brazil

Country

Brazil

38

Age

44

6’1”

Height

6’2”

76 in

Reach

75 in

26-11-1

Professional Record

23-9

Mauricio Rua vs Antonio Noguerira Betting Odds

Shogun came up victorious in the first two fights and sportsbooks are favoring him in the last installment of their trilogy. 888sport and Sugar house lists Shogun at -200 and FanDuel lists him similarly at -198. Lil Nog is listed at +155 by both SugarHouse and 888sport which is not surprising considering he has lost 3 of his last 5 fights, and a total of 6 of his last 10. If you aren’t too happy with the winnings from a Shogun bet look for a ‘fight to end by KO’ option as regardless of who wins this, I don’t see this fight going the distance.

5 Fight W/L Record - Mauricio Rua

Opponent
Odds to Win
W/L
Winner by
Round

Corey Anderson

+120

W
SD
3

Gian Villante

+170

W
TKO
3

Anthony Smith

+122

L
KO
1

Tyson Pedro

+350

W
TKO
3

Paul Craig

-265

D
Split
3

5 Fight W/L Record - Antonio Nogueira

Opponent
Odds to Win
W/L
Winner by
Round

Mauricio Rua

+165

L
UD
3

Patrick Cummins

+140

W
TKO
1

Ryan Bader

+260

L
TKO
3

Sam Alvey

+250

W
TKO
2

Ryan Spann

+101

L
KO
1

My Prediction For Mauricio Rua vs Antonio Noguerira

The UFC time machine is up to its old tricks again with a fight that will take hardcore fans back to the early days of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. These fights never look the same as they did when the fighters were back in their primes but don’t let that deter you as these light-heavyweights pack serious power and can both end fights in exciting fashion.

Of the two fighters, Shogun is definitely more in form winning 4 of his 5 fights before earning a draw in his last fight against Paul Craig. Going up against a slower and more damaged version of his older foe should not prove any problems. The not so little Lil Nog is now 44 and has slowed down to the point that he has become an easy target.

I see Shogun finishing Lil Nog for a KO finish.

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